Port of Kimberling Light Display Canc...

Port of Kimberling Light Display Cancelled

There are 11 comments on the OzarksFIRST.com story from Nov 25, 2007, titled Port of Kimberling Light Display Cancelled. In it, OzarksFIRST.com reports that:

“It's a bit of a disappointment, but it's not gonna be less of a Christmas without the lights gone. There's other places to go see lights. It's still Christmas”

A Christmas tradition in the Ozarks is switched off this season. The annual display at the Port of Lights at Kimberling City has been cancelled. via OzarksFIRST.com

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Traci Clary

Mansfield, MO

#1 Nov 27, 2007
This is sad. This has been a tradition in this area as long as we have lived here. We have enjoyed them with our children and are sad that we will not be able to with our Grandchildren.
Josh Grenier

Alexander, AR

#2 Dec 7, 2007
Does anybody know WHY it was cancelled? I know when my cousin and I went just 2 years ago it was really busy and has always been a big money maker for the city.

Since: Dec 07

United States

#3 Dec 10, 2007
Josh Grenier wrote:
Does anybody know WHY it was cancelled? I know when my cousin and I went just 2 years ago it was really busy and has always been a big money maker for the city.
It has been said that it was cancelled because the local businesses couldn't afford it this year. I drove by Shepared of the Hills today and the are having The Trail of Lights now.

Lexington, KY

#4 Oct 26, 2008
Since the January freeze 2007, the lights have been canceled due to emence tree damage. Are there any plans to reopen in the near future? If so, when? This has been our yearly trek because it is so beautiful. Thank you for the memories and hope to make more.
No Lights

College Station, TX

#5 Nov 1, 2008
The Port of Lights was a beautiful display but it never made any money for the City. It was owned by the Table Rock Chamber of Commerce and they sold the lights last year. The Chamber chose to close the Port of Lights because "It was too much of a hassel and expense to organize and run the lights each year." That's our wonderful Chamber working hard for our community...

Decatur, MS

#6 Sep 30, 2009
Is the port of lights closed for good, or just for the past couple years?

Searcy, AR

#7 Oct 8, 2009
Why didn't they just start charging. I'm sure people would rather pay than just see it disappear. Bad decision.

Springfield, IL

#8 Dec 19, 2010
SOOOO disappointed! Haven't been to Branson for 16 years and bringing the whole family this year for x-mas looking forward to the port of lights this was all I could talk about!

Ames, IA

#9 Dec 19, 2010
I would be willing to donate to see it. I always went as a kid and wanted to make these memories with my kids. Does anyone think they will reopen if people agree to donate?

Fayetteville, AR

#10 Dec 24, 2010
this post is incorrect as i went last year (2009) and again this year and is still running. it costs $5 per car to drive through. Merry Christmas!

United States

#11 Dec 24, 2012
Nope, we took a shot and its no longer open :( too bad

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